Melbourne’s TERRA have released new song and video, “Frenemies”! Following on from the pared back Into Deep Blue which dropped in May, the five piece of Cassie Sutton (vocals), Joey Knight (guitar), Sean Morris (guitar), Darcy Leadoux (bass), and Darcy Handley (drums) strike with the energy of betrayal on the newest track.
Delivered with a Crystal Arrow music video that shows behind the scenes and on-stage footage from January’s UNIFY Gathering, the comradery shown comes in strong contrast to the sharpness of negativity delivered via Cassie’s vocals. Let down and disappointed by a friend and the promises they’ve made, “Frenemies” captures the impact that such a betrayal can have. And it does so like a tornado that lifts the protagonist far away from the experience happening again, that also happens to be infectiously enjoyable.
“They’ll all just leave in the end”
Rejecting words and actions to try and repair the bond, “Frenemies” is feelgood in its decisiveness to no longer be vulnerable to hurt. In the band’s own words, the song highlights the emotions of such an experience and a message in response: “The essence of “Frenemies” lies in the feeling of being betrayed by someone you trust, and let close to you. It unearths all the rage and pain that we sometimes bury to save face. “Frenemies” is the clear message that you’ve hurt me and I’m not going to pretend I’m okay with it anymore”.
Listen to “Frenemies” once and you’ll be down with this ‘fuck all y’all, I deserved better than this!’ anthem.